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Franklin Towne Charter High School
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Overall
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Math
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Science
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School Incidents
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Reading
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Attendance
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College Bound
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High Academic Growth
High Academic Growth
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School Details

  • School TypePublic Charter Citywide
  • Grade Levels9-12
  • Waiting List Size4000
  • Enrollment1226
  • PrincipalMr Joseph Venditti
  • Phone Number215-289-5000
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (73, 84), RR (Bridesburg)
  • Address 5301 Tacony Street
    Building 108
    Philadelphia, PA 19137
  • NeighborhoodBridesburg
  • Application DeadlineNovember 30th, 2018
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Mission

Franklin Towne Charter High School is a college-preparatory program willing to do whatever it takes to provide a warm and encouraging family-like atmosphere for all of our students.

Franklin Towne Charter High School is a college-preparatory program willing to do whatever it takes to provide a warm and encouraging family-like atmosphere for all of our students.

Points of Pride

In 2014, Franklin Towne Charter High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Students at Franklin Towne Charter attend school consistently with a 95% daily attendance rate. In addition, students have achieved academically year...

In 2014, Franklin Towne Charter High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Students at Franklin Towne Charter attend school consistently with a 95% daily attendance rate. In addition, students have achieved academically year after year. Our Keystone scores and participation in both Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes continues to rise. Lastly, in keeping with our mission of college preparation, FTCHS offers a wide array of support in helping students plan for their future including hosting multiple college and career fairs and then continues to track their performance after graduation.

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Admissions Policy

Applicants must submit a short application either in person or online via the school website. Applications are available in both English and Spanish. A lottery is held in January if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats. The...

Applicants must submit a short application either in person or online via the school website. Applications are available in both English and Spanish. A lottery is held in January if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available seats. The application deadline to be eligible for the January lottery is the last Friday in November.

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Safety & Culture

FTCHS utilizes ScholarChip with student ID swipe cards for both daily attendance when students enter the school building and for classroom attendance. This allows faculty the ability to know where students are at all times and gives parents/guardians...

FTCHS utilizes ScholarChip with student ID swipe cards for both daily attendance when students enter the school building and for classroom attendance. This allows faculty the ability to know where students are at all times and gives parents/guardians daily feedback on their student's attendance. In addition, all visitors must enter the school building via the main doors and present photo identification - all other doors are locked throughout the school day. Additionally, fire and safety drills are completed on a regular basis. Lastly, to ensure a positive environment for all students, the school employs a variety of clubs and activities including the Josten's Renaissance program and the Towne Mentor Program which pairs freshman with juniors and seniors to aid in the transition from 8th grade to high school.

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Accreditations & Honors

2017-2018 Designated as an Exceptional Charter School by the National Association of Special Education Teachers 2013-2017 Designated as a Pennsylvania State Distinguished Title I School 2014 National Blue Ribbon School 2006-2012 Keystone Achievement...

2017-2018 Designated as an Exceptional Charter School by the National Association of Special Education Teachers 2013-2017 Designated as a Pennsylvania State Distinguished Title I School 2014 National Blue Ribbon School 2006-2012 Keystone Achievement Awards for consecutive years earning AYP 2011 Designated as a National Title I School of Excellence and Pennsylvania State Distinguished Title I School 2010 MetLife Foundation- NASSP Breakthrough School of the Year 2009 National Excellence in Urban Education Award, National Center for Urban School Transformation

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School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 8%
White 71.7%
Hispanic 16.2%
Asian 1.5%
Other 2.7%

Female & Male Students

Female Students 52.7%
Male Students 47.3%

Special Education

Special Ed 11.7%

Economically Disadvantaged

Students who are economically disadvantaged 67%

English Language Learners

English Language Learner 0.7%

Students Per Grade

9th Grade Students
351
10th Grade Students
313
11th Grade Students
292
12th Grade Students
270
Total Students
1226

School Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.3

Academics

College Rate

College Rate 69%

AP Class Offerings

  • Biology,
  • Calculus AB,
  • Chemistry,
  • English Language,
  • English Literature,
  • Statistics,
  • US History,
  • World History

Activities & Programs

Arts Programs

  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • School Plays,
  • Literature,
  • Film

Sports Programs

  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Baseball,
  • Softball,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Wrestling,
  • Cheerleading,
  • Girls Basketball,
  • Field Hockey,
  • Girls Track and Field,
  • Girls Lacrosse,
  • Girls Soccer,
  • Girls Volleyball

Other Activities

Towne Mentor Program, Yearbook, Student Government, Renaissance, National Honor Society, Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy, Best Buddies

Towne Mentor Program, Yearbook, Student Government, Renaissance, National Honor Society, Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy, Best Buddies

Electives

Culinary, Woodshop, Graphic Design, Computer Science & Programming, Web Design, Art, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Personal Economics, Creative Writing, Drama, Anatomy & Physiology, Forensics, Engineering & Design

Culinary, Woodshop, Graphic Design, Computer Science & Programming, Web Design, Art, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Personal Economics, Creative Writing, Drama, Anatomy & Physiology, Forensics, Engineering & Design

Language Programs

  • French,
  • Spanish

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association

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